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Wolf-Packs and Winter Snow - Revised

Wolf-Packs and Winter Snow - Revised

Hardcover, Premium Color Book (8.5" x 11")

This is a time before writing, money, walled settlements and the many other comforts of civilization. The ice-age wilderness is harsh, and filled with dangerous beasts. In dark forests and the depths of caves, there exist other, stranger creatures; mad beasts that are the products of magic.
The ice age is coming to an end. Retreating ice-sheets reveal tracts of land unseen for millennia with each spring, and in their wake leave the environment in turmoil. As the snow withdraws, modern humans follow, and every year new tribes of humans enter the Neanderthal‘s ancestral lands. 
Against this backdrop, magic begins to emerge as a force in the world. Driving the rise in art – jewellery, cave paintings and figurines - that will fascinate later historians, some humans begin experimenting with the supernatural, learning to shape the wild forces of the world into controllable spells and items of power.

Strange Prehistoric Roleplaying

A revised and expanded version of Wolf-Packs & Winter Snow. Now with double the page count, glorious full-page illustrations, and huge piles more content to allow you to run the game straight out of the book with no preparation time. 
Included in this book is everything you'll need to run or play in games set in the fantasy ice age.  Inside, you'll find-

  • Quick character generation, with classes for human hunters, skilled experts and magicians, and for the race of Neanderthals.
  • Optional rules to play as lurking mutants, unnatural morlocks, orphaned children, neanderthal alchemists, mystics worshipping strange powers, or cannibalistic wendigos.
  • Systems for food, weather and sickness that drive home the struggle for survival.
  • Quick, dirty, brutal combat.
  • Rules for gathering and leading a stone-age tribe.
  • A magic system that combines familiar Vancian casting with the dangers of experimentation in a time before spellbooks.
  • Guides to running a game of exploration in the wilderness or deep underground, including procedures to generate landscapes and cavern complexes as you play.
  • Systems to create unique monsters on the fly.
  • Optional rules to hack your game with, such as a system of brutal permanent wounds.
  • Various post-human beings for PCs to work towards becoming.

All in a rules system that will be familiar to any fan of the OSR. Stripped down, streamlined, and customized to match the stone-age setting.

"The game is really a world as much as it is a game or add-on ... it needs to be to account for its differences and it does so well."
 -False Machine

"It's almost a cliche by now to say, but it's also worth it for all the random tables in it."
 -The Disoriented Ranger

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David W J April 03, 2020 2:32 am UTC
Is there a way to do without the grit and flesh thing? I play on roll20 and cannot edit the character sheets so I gotta stick to LotFP character sheets. Can I just use Fighter, Magic User, Specialist, and Dwarf stats? I don’t want to imbalance the game, but I also want to be able to play it lol.
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Stacie W February 14, 2020 3:52 pm UTC
No preview or pdf?
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Andrew S July 11, 2019 8:44 am UTC
I just realised that this book doesn't come with the .pdf, was that intentional? Really looking forward to this updated book anyway :).

Just have to wait for the Postman to get my FIX I guess.
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albert R June 23, 2019 2:17 pm UTC
No Preview will affect your sales in a negative way.
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Thomas S June 08, 2019 1:11 pm UTC
Thank you for the print on demand edition.
I’m really looking forward to it. Your game is truly a little gem with a lot of amazing little moving parts and ideas.
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